GCSE Philosophy & Ethics Course Content

AQA Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Examination: 100%.

This course has been chosen for several reasons:

  • An interest in current affairs.
  • The chance to study exciting new modules such as Crime and Punishment.
  • An interest in why people believe what they do. Although the GCSE focuses on Christianity and Islam, you will have the opportunity to learn about other world religions and their principle beliefs and practices.
  • An opportunity for students to build on their already existing skills and prior knowledge developed during KS3 and short course lessons.
  • To tie in with the popular A-Level course in Philosophy and Ethics.
  • To develop key skills essential to employers and colleges.
  • To generate interest and raise awareness of fundamental issues in today’s society e.g. medical ethics.

Students will study the following:

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Christian Beliefs Islamic Beliefs Human Rights and Social Justice
Christian Practices Islamic Practices Existence of God and Revelation
Crime and Punishment Religion and Life Revision

To study this course you must be prepared to ARGUE, show a real interest in key questions about the purpose and meaning of life and be willing to discuss and debate these issues. We strive to make teaching and learning activities as interesting and varied as possible.

Here are just a few of the things we do to make your GCSE fun:

  • Role play WITH dressing up
  • Debating
  • Games
  • Politics Involvement
  • Guest Speakers
  • Stimulating Media Material
  • Campaigns for things that matter to you

All Long-Course pupils will also be given the opportunity to participate in a residential trip to York. Pupils will visit York Minster, York Mosque and go on a Ghost tour of the city, as well as visiting the Christmas Market.

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